Lladro Nativity figurine
How to Find True Lladro Figurine Values
Finding the value of Lladro figurines depends mainly on three factors; rarity, condition, and desirability*. And of course which type of value you are looking for; book value, (suggested retail or estimates by knowledgeable collectors), and true value, (what someone has and will pay).
As an example, a figurine might have a book value of $300 because collectors, (using their expertise, manufacturer’s suggested price, and past sales history), have determined that $300 is a fair value for the figurine. But true value, (the price someone would pay to buy it now), can be either higher, ($400), or lower ($200), than book value. (usually lower)
Figurine values for insurance and appraisals are typically Book values, and values for buying or selling right now are True values.
Lladro clown and girl figurine
*The “desirability” factor pertains mostly to the figurine’s subject matter. Art and sentimental figurines, (like the Lladro clown and girl piece above), are typically more valued than specialty pieces like those of the professions or occasions. (like the “Just Married” figurine below)
Finding True value is easier than finding a trustworthy Book value. Here is a recent example of the difference:
Lladro Just Married #109 figurines
This 1994 Nao figurine – Just Married #109, is a retired figurine, which means it is usually worth more than a current production figurine. When new, Nao listed this item for $149
An Internet search yielded these results:
- List values ranged from a high of $283 at CollectibleSearch.com, to as low as $55, at other sites.
- The True value was quite different. Using the two top auction and collectibles sales sites, Worthpoint.com and ebay.com actual “sold for” prices ranged from a high of $64.99 to a low of $26.00.
The point of this illustration is that if the Nao figurine being valued is not an extremely rare piece, (this applies to Lladro pieces as well), the easiest and most reliable place to get a value for the figurine is ebay.
Although much maligned, and too frequently thought of as an online “fleamarket,” the ebay of today is not the one most people think they know. It has the most available selections, and the most buyers and sellers in one place, of any site on the Internet.
In striving to compete with the “trustworthiness” reputation of Amazon.com, ebay has revamped their operations to make the customer’s experience, and the “trustworthiness” of their sellers, as safe and convenient as shopping at your favorite local antiques store.
Find the True value of your LLadro figurines and porcelains
When searching for the True value of a figurine or collectible porcelain piece, (what you might be able to sell or buy it for), there is no better online marketplace to start with than ebay. Even online collectibles sites and antique shops check ebay first for pricing trend information.
It’s as easy as visiting one ebay page
ebay now offers you the choice to see all completed item listings that sold, not just the ones that are listed for sale now. That means you can visit the page below, (for Sold Lladro Figurines), enter your figurine information in the search box at the top of the page, and you will see all recent listings for your figurine — and the price they sold for, which will give you a real world range for the true value of your piece, or the want you are considering buying. Just be sure you are comparing the same figurines as yours.
If you want to see all current Lladro Figurine listings, just click the ebay logo at the top left of the page and enter your figurine details in the top search box
Just click the image to find your figurine value
See current Lladro Figurine Values being offered:
You can use this link to see the actual prices of Lladro pieces, but, it will probably show 10,000 – 20,000 listings. You can reduce these results by using the search box at the top of the page.
See current Lladro figurine prices
* Available on Amazon
“A Collector’s Book of Retired Lladró”
Another excellent source of Lladro pricing and figurine information is this collector’s guide – A Collector’s Book of Retired Lladró, by Peggy Whitehead. Ms. Whitehead has operated the site; El Portal Porcelana since 2004, and has been a consulting expert of Lladro porcelains since 1992.
Her book uses historical data from her own collections, and collecting efforts, as well as information from other premiere Lladro authorities.
The combination of collector’s appraisal prices, and ebay true sale prices will provide the most accurate estimate of the value of a Lladro figurine.
Lladro Figurines Retired and Current Categories…
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